Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
and concisely explain how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand, and if they do, i get elected. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is already preparing for his own debate a week away. >> i believe in what i believe, i do what i do, and i really believe in the policies we're providing, that we're pursuing. and at the end of the day, i'm just going to go in there and be me. >> reporter: and if you can't control what actually happens in the debate, you certainly control what happens afterwards. the spin already in the planning. ryan's going to be with romney in virginia. the president is staying in colorado for a rally there. veronica? >> thank you. >>> nato forces in afghanistan say three international service members and their translator were killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern part of the country this morning. this as the war in afghanistan reached a grim milestone sunday with a death of the 2,000th u.s. service member. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel has the details. >> reporter: there has been another
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. >> reporter: the president was with students who typically pay no income tax, like many soldiers. >> and a see a whole bunch of veterans who have served this country with bravery and distinction. >> reporter: amid the cheering veterans at the romney rally was dave klane undecided because he says his economic plans lack some details. >> i have some doubts whether there's some depth. >> reporter: you're not ready to commit to mitt romney in virginia? >> no, i'm not. >> reporter: there's not much time left to change minds. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in utah it was a dramatic rescue for a young deer that got trapped in a manhole earlier this week. officers used a climbing troep lass so he the spooked animal and
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
will keep record low interest rates to spark the economy even after if regains momentum. >>> analysts say winter shopping will rise 4.1% this year. that's slightly lower than predictions for the last two years. >>> jpmorgan chase is the first target of the justice department investigation into the financial crisis. a civil lawsuit alleges bear stearns carried out billions of dollars in mortgage-backed securities fraud. >>> american express has agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle federal charges of illegal late fees. >>> the multi-billion dollar fraud carried out by bernard madoff began as far back as the early 1970s. this is according to a rewritten indictment bringing four charges against four long time employees. >>> a trader joe's peanut butter recall has spread to chains including whole foods, target and stop and shop. >>> honda is recalling 600,000 accords that may have a faulty power steering hose that can leak fluid and cause a fire. >>> congratulations to yahoo's marissa mayer. the new ceo and her husband welcomed their first child, a baby boy. >>> and in seattle, look at that.
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thrivin middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate, ahead of the face-off in denver, both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates, as you know. there have been difficulties and you have to give the president credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter: romney's staff issued a talking points memo telling surrogates to point out how well president obama has done in past debates. >> as president i'm going to have to make some tough decisions. >> reporter: the obama campaign issued a statement pointing out that the president hasn't debated since 2008. >> 10,000 bucks. >> reporter: while governor romney got practice in during primaries. obama campaign spokesman says the worst case scenario is if the president falls off the s